16 & 17 SEPTEMBER

16 & 17 SEPTEMBER

Bookings Opening Soon
2022

Day 2. Georgia Close

  • Day 2, Tuesday Sep 13, 2022
  • Presenter: Georgia Close
2022

About the Session

2022

About the Session

The mission of the National Gallery of Australia is to lead a progressive national cultural agenda by championing art and its value in our lives. Through engagement with art and the ideas of artists, we can lead important conversations about our world and the actions we can take to shape our future.

This session will share National Gallery initiatives, such as the Know My Name project, an exhibition that tells the story of women in Australian art, telling alternative histories, challenging stereotypes and highlighting the stories and achievements of Australian women artists; and the National Indigenous Art Triennial, the National Gallery’s flagship exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.

Georgia will share insight into these projects, along with learning programs and teaching resources that can help you bring these conversations into your classroom through learning experiences that prioritise the voices of artists and promote curiosity, creativity and community.

Head of National Learning at the National Gallery of Australia

Georgia Close

Artist
Head of National Learning at the National Gallery of Australia

Georgia Close

Georgia Close is the Head of National Learning at the National Gallery of Australia. In this role she works with a team of program managers and artist educators to lead opportunities for audiences of life-long learners across Australia to connect with the National Gallery collection and exhibitions program.

Georgia has worked in museum and gallery education for twenty years, holding education and public programs roles at Campbelltown Arts Centre, Hurstville Museum and Gallery, Wareamah/Cockatoo Island and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Growing up on Dharawal Country in south-west Sydney, Georgia is passionate about building pathways to art through inclusive, accessible and welcoming learning opportunities for diverse audiences.

She works with artists and audiences to shape learning experiences that spark curiosity and creativity, while emphasising meaning-making, storytelling, shared understanding and new perspectives.

Know My Name
National Gallery learning